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Title: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: B5678G345 on December 30, 2008, 10:13:37 AM
Rejection letter...not so sweet
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on December 30, 2008, 02:26:12 PM
I'm a current 1L.  Feel free to send me any questions or comments.  I'm happy to speak about my choice of law dorm (New Graduate), my professors, and why I eat at Noodles and Subway on 57th way too frequently.   :-[
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: MP on December 31, 2008, 02:25:28 AM
tag and congrats to the new admits!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: buffettologie on December 31, 2008, 05:05:14 AM
Tag and congrats guys!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 01, 2009, 12:42:40 PM
2012 is scary. Congrats.

What's so scary?  They'll likely have an easier OCI than we will, even though I know that's not your thing.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ulpian246 on January 01, 2009, 03:32:19 PM
Also a current 1L if anyone has questions. Congrats to all, feel free to message if you want pro-UChi propaganda.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: studymaster on January 02, 2009, 03:50:52 PM
When are chicagos ASW's if you know...

(dont know if theyll be nice enough to let me in, just curious)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: bt on January 02, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
2012 is scary. Congrats.

You guys realize that by the time you graduate, the world will end before you can even start working right?  So the last 3 years of your lives will be spent at Chicago.   :-[
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: MP on January 02, 2009, 04:13:12 PM
When are chicagos ASW's if you know...

(dont know if theyll be nice enough to let me in, just curious)

I believe this year it's planned for the first weekend of April
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: clairel on January 02, 2009, 04:17:56 PM
ASW is april 2-4.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: studymaster on January 03, 2009, 01:45:52 PM
ASW is april 2-4.
Grazie


And now chicago has to let me in, my b-day is the 2nd so it would be a great present to go to ASW

(hopes the adcomms are reading)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ShadWhitmore on January 06, 2009, 11:18:17 AM
Tag.

I deferred from 2011. Count me in. (And Iím way excited.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 06, 2009, 01:04:49 PM
Were all of you guys ED applicants?

Chicago is currently my number 1, and I get a little hypervental when I contemplate not being accepted. I'm not even under review yet! :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 06, 2009, 03:02:55 PM
Tag

And I'm sure you'll get in sheltron...good luck.

Yeah, his/her numbers are good, even ITE.

Sheltron: I'm a current 1L.  Let me know if you have any questions, or even if you would like a tour when and if you're here.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 06, 2009, 03:41:20 PM
Thanks guys, I feel all warm and fuzzy...  :D

Tag

And I'm sure you'll get in sheltron...good luck.

Yeah, his/her numbers are good, even ITE.

Sheltron: I'm a current 1L.  Let me know if you have any questions, or even if you would like a tour when and if you're here.

Watch out, I might take you up on that!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: nerfco on January 13, 2009, 07:40:11 PM
In my experience, it isn't too hard to find a Regents roommate. I found my roommate for 1L year through a post on the admitted student's board. Alternatively, if you come to ASW, you can meet other soon-to-be 1Ls there and probably find a willing roommate.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 13, 2009, 09:23:07 PM
It's not hard to find a Regent's roommate at all.  The majority of the class lives in the building.  The trick is to find someone compatible.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: seatochitown on January 14, 2009, 02:25:52 PM
I would recommend not living in Regents if you'd really prefer to live by yourself. Yes, many law students live there, and it's easy to find a roommate, make friends, etc. But if you don't want a roommate, you can find relatively inexpensive (and large) studios through U of C grad student housing that are on the same bus route. Save money, live like an adult, maybe even meet some non-law/medicine/business school students. Regents has well-documented internet & cable TV problems. People complain about the management constantly. You have to pay extra to use the gym, and oh yeah--Obama won't be working out there anymore.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: seatochitown on January 14, 2009, 03:12:12 PM
Eh, didn't mean to insult. Live like an adult = just, you know, have your own bathroom & kitchen. For the record, most Regents dwellers are eminently mature. But if you've been used to living on your own post-undergrad, you may feel more comfortable elsewhere. If people don't agree Regents is a rip-off, feel free to argue the other side. I'm repping the grad housing because I heard very little about it when I came to U of C, but tons of students from other programs live there and it's a decent option.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 14, 2009, 03:46:47 PM
The 1Ls in Regent's are also too clique-based for my tastes, IMO.  I always see the same people in the Lounge, studying together, eating together, and even sleeping together.  I can walk in at any time of day and see the same five people near each other.  The incestuousness is disgusting.  I've stopped hanging out with the New Grad people for the same reason.

Live alone and meet a whole host of different people.  If I could do it over, that's what I would have done.  Apartments in Hyde Park are cheap and you'll be a much healthier person.  It's even better if you have a long-term girlfriend or boyfriend to cook for you when you're bummed out or busy.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: Tetris on January 14, 2009, 04:15:32 PM
Kind of sad that Michigan's 2012 thread already has more posts than this one, but has been up only a fraction of the time.

But I guess that's what you guys get for wanting to attend a TTT.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: MP on January 14, 2009, 04:52:28 PM
The 1Ls in Regent's are also too clique-based for my tastes, IMO.  I always see the same people in the Lounge, studying together, eating together, and even sleeping together.  I can walk in at any time of day and see the same five people near each other.  The incestuousness is disgusting.  I've stopped hanging out with the New Grad people for the same reason.

Live alone and meet a whole host of different people.  If I could do it over, that's what I would have done.  Apartments in Hyde Park are cheap and you'll be a much healthier person.  It's even better if you have a long-term girlfriend or boyfriend to cook for you when you're bummed out or busy.

Just to add to this, you don't HAVE to socialize only with Regents people (or New Grad people, etc.).  Only half of my friends lived in Regents last year, the others were all around Hyde Park, with a couple being in New Grad.  This year, pretty much all have moved up north, but even still, it's not like you're limited to the people you live with or near. 

Personally, Regents is expensive, but I liked the security factor (I live in a 1BR), accessibility to the school and downtown, and having classmates and friends near me without actually living with them.  You can get that in other places in HP, including much cheaper and probably roomier grad apartments (maybe not the security so much, but everything else), but I'm an inherently lazy person :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: finderskeepers on January 14, 2009, 08:36:08 PM
The 1Ls in Regent's are also too clique-based for my tastes, IMO.  I always see the same people in the Lounge, studying together, eating together, and even sleeping together.  I can walk in at any time of day and see the same five people near each other.  The incestuousness is disgusting.  I've stopped hanging out with the New Grad people for the same reason.

LOL
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 15, 2009, 01:48:14 PM
so... decision mailed = rejection? how sure are we on this one...? :'(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 15, 2009, 01:55:47 PM
so maybe the person making calls got tired of it, or is out sick ?!?


Oh hope, the double edged sword that only prolongs my suffering...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 15, 2009, 02:05:49 PM
what are your numbers by the way, if you don't mind me asking. you can pm me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: annonymous on January 17, 2009, 05:33:14 PM
Tag (2L).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: clairel on January 18, 2009, 07:58:38 PM
so... decision mailed = rejection? how sure are we on this one...? :'(

that would be really freaky if you were rejected based on your stats. maybe they're doing things differently this year? don't give up hope yet....
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 19, 2009, 09:28:27 AM
so... decision mailed = rejection? how sure are we on this one...? :'(

that would be really freaky if you were rejected based on your stats. maybe they're doing things differently this year? don't give up hope yet....

Thanks, but I'm at the point of trying to console myself. "Cornell is Ivy, right? That's still awsome..., isn't it? :("

And NO MAIL today!

*sigh*
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: clairel on January 19, 2009, 01:23:49 PM
so... decision mailed = rejection? how sure are we on this one...? :'(

that would be really freaky if you were rejected based on your stats. maybe they're doing things differently this year? don't give up hope yet....

Thanks, but I'm at the point of trying to console myself. "Cornell is Ivy, right? That's still awsome..., isn't it? :("

And NO MAIL today!

*sigh*

if for some really dinky reason chicago rejects you, i have no doubt you'll have plenty of other options besides cornell. still, i am pretty sure the letter will at least be a waitlist, if not an acceptance.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on January 21, 2009, 04:51:49 PM
How much extra (and per person or per apartment, if my by-then-husband should live there with me) does it cost to use the gym in Regents?  Also, how good is it?  After experiencing how freaking cold it gets there last weekend, I know I won't be able to motivate myself to get outside and go.  Having something in the building is an absolute necessity for me.

Edits:
I suppose I can live without a gym in the building if it's only across the street or no more than a block away.  No farther.  It's really friggin cold there.

Is heat not included at Regents?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: finderskeepers on January 21, 2009, 05:57:06 PM
How much extra (and per person or per apartment, if my by-then-husband should live there with me) does it cost to use the gym in Regents?  Also, how good is it?  After experiencing how freaking cold it gets there last weekend, I know I won't be able to motivate myself to get outside and go.  Having something in the building is an absolute necessity for me.

Edits:
I suppose I can live without a gym in the building if it's only across the street or no more than a block away.  No farther.  It's really friggin cold there.

Is heat not included at Regents?


Regents has a "law school special" where you get a free 3 month membership.  If you sign up as a couple, both you and your husband will get the first 3 months free.  Then, its like $500 for the rest of the year.  The Ratner center, which is free to students, is ~1.5 miles away - trust me, it will be too far. 

Heat is not included in rent, but they do cap the monthly cost, so you don't ever pay that much.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on January 21, 2009, 07:01:39 PM
That's all pretty ridiculously pricy.  $500 is more than half of what I pay for a yearly membership to use every state of the art NYSC/PSC/BSC/WSC that exists.

How much is heat generally?  I've never had to pay for heat before.

Regents used to sound like a good deal, but I think I could find a better deal (1 bedroom of any reasonable size, allows cat, gym in building OR across the street, access to transportation, max budget for all of this $1400/mo) elsewhere, yes/no?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: nerfco on January 21, 2009, 07:08:32 PM
That's all pretty ridiculously pricy.  $500 is more than half of what I pay for a yearly membership to use every state of the art NYSC/PSC/BSC/WSC that exists.

How much is heat generally?  I've never had to pay for heat before.

Regents used to sound like a good deal, but I think I could find a better deal (1 bedroom of any reasonable size, allows cat, gym in building OR across the street, access to transportation, max budget for all of this $1400/mo) elsewhere, yes/no?

Heat is capped at $65/month. Most months, it will be $65. I don't really know what other options are around--I live in Regents still, and never really looked around a lot within Hyde Park for other places to live. (I did briefly look in other neighborhoods before deciding I didn't want to bother with car ownership/driving.)
Title: RE: Housing
Post by: buffettologie on January 21, 2009, 07:15:56 PM
That's all pretty ridiculously pricy.  $500 is more than half of what I pay for a yearly membership to use every state of the art NYSC/PSC/BSC/WSC that exists.

How much is heat generally?  I've never had to pay for heat before.

Regents used to sound like a good deal, but I think I could find a better deal (1 bedroom of any reasonable size, allows cat, gym in building OR across the street, access to transportation, max budget for all of this $1400/mo) elsewhere, yes/no?


Check out University Housing. I live in the Fairfax building about two blocks from Regents (and right across the street from the bus stop for school). There are nice 2-BRs in our building for ~$900/month, which includes heat and water. We only pay electric and cable/Internet, so about $1000/month. It's an older building, but well kept (older = no dishwasher or carpet, but nice tile floors and well maintained). It's something to consider - check it out when you come for ASW.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on January 21, 2009, 08:37:59 PM
I don't currently have a carpet or a dishwasher, those are things I can easily live without.  Does your building allow a small pet?  And does it have a gym?  Those are things I can't live without.

I was already there for the Featured Friday last week.  It was so damn cold, though, that going outside of the law school building to look at stuff wasn't really an option.

OK, I'm going to be very specific.

Musts:
-Stand-alone one bedroom, with kitchen, with bathroom, no roommates.  My fiance may be visiting me often, and this would annoy a roommate.  I also want him to be able to move in with me after my first year.
-Allows a cat.
-Unfurnished.  I've been out of school for a while.  I have furniture.
-Gym in building or nearby.  I'm not going to pay a $500/year membership for some bad building gym when state of the art huge gyms cost only a little more.
-Laundry in building.

I'm flexible on anything else.  I don't care if it has a dishwasher or not, if its view is a brick wall, if it's up 7 flights of stairs, etc.

Is there anything like that available through the university?  Or am I going to have to live uptown?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: buffettologie on January 21, 2009, 08:45:52 PM
I don't currently have a carpet or a dishwasher, those are things I can easily live without.  Does your building allow a small pet?  And does it have a gym?  Those are things I can't live without.

I was already there for the Featured Friday last week.  It was so damn cold, though, that going outside of the law school building to look at stuff wasn't really an option.

Our building does allow pets, but there is no gym in the building (it's completely residential, unlike Regents which has s little store. If you don't get a chance to visit again and are interested in it I might be able to send you some pictures of my apartment (as finding actual pics of u. housing is hard to find).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on January 21, 2009, 08:51:19 PM
I found the website for your Fairfax building and it looks like it could be an option for me.  You rock.  How far is it from Ratner?  And how easy is it for you to get to class?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: annonymous on January 21, 2009, 09:10:35 PM
My place meets all that criteria. One bedroom, no roommate, washer/dryer in the unit itself, free gym in the basement, and pets are generally allowed (also a fireplace, a small balcony, a parking spot, etc.). I love it.

However, its technically not an apartment, but a condo that I am renting from its owners. So I have no idea if there are vacancies in the building.

My point is simply to encourage people to check out craigslist as well. Thats how I found this place (I did live in Regents as a 1L).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on January 21, 2009, 09:15:23 PM
I think craigslist is going to be the way to go.  University housing is going to be too much of a hassle.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ulpian246 on January 21, 2009, 09:52:41 PM
One of the big understated perks of Regents is the fact that your a heated elevator ride from the vast majority of the 1L class.  It does lend to a bit of a dorm-y environment, but with nicer rooms. However, unless you're in one of the apartments really close to the law school, it looks a lot more troublesome to meet up with groups of other 1Ls to study, borrow random books, or grab drinks without entering dirty Jimmys.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 21, 2009, 10:07:31 PM
I live in New Grad and think it has all of the perks of Regents but with closer distance to the LS and only $700 a month rent.  (Yes, I'm a major New Grad troll.)

If you're considering it, PM me and I can even arrange a tour during ASWs, or give you more information.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sheltron5000 on January 21, 2009, 10:27:23 PM
The problem is for people with cats.

Regents allows cats, but they have to be declawed (which is inhumane).

Does new grad allow cats? i doubt if but I haven't looked into it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: deadfun on January 21, 2009, 10:41:35 PM
Regents does not make you declaw your cat. My furniture would probably be in far better shape were that the case.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: seatochitown on January 22, 2009, 06:48:05 AM
I think grad housing is way less of a hassle than some random place you'd get off craigslist--you can pay rent online, utilities are included, card laundry, etc. I even have a gas range and a lovely view. You can have pets in my building (look for the claw symbol after the address: http://reo.uchicago.edu/gradhousing-list.shtml) and it's about a fifteen minute walk ride to Ratner.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on January 22, 2009, 06:56:39 AM
The problem is for people with cats.

Regents allows cats, but they have to be declawed (which is inhumane).

Does new grad allow cats? i doubt if but I haven't looked into it.

New Grad doesn't allow cats.  It doesn't even allow hamsters.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: clairel on January 22, 2009, 12:32:49 PM
I think grad housing is way less of a hassle than some random place you'd get off craigslist--you can pay rent online, utilities are included, card laundry, etc. I even have a gas range and a lovely view. You can have pets in my building (look for the claw symbol after the address: http://reo.uchicago.edu/gradhousing-list.shtml) and it's about a fifteen minute walk ride to Ratner.

yeah there are a ton of options in grad housing. i happen to live across the street from the gym but i don't think my building allows pets. to be honest, i don't know enough about hyde park housing to say with confidence that you'd be able to find all those things in one building (up north, yes).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on February 01, 2009, 11:32:28 AM
Bump.  Is anyone else considering Chicago or coming here next year?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: treefity350 on February 07, 2009, 11:39:30 AM
Just some info:

I live in University housing and I really like it. If you want to be surrounded by all of your classmates its probably not the way to go - most of my neighbors are divinity students - but we have a really nice apartment (much nicer/larger than Regents) and pay like half the price (795/mo). That said, if you don't have any pets you should request a building on the more northern side of HP. You can't walk to the school like I can, but you'll be closer to the gym, the restaurants/bars, and to all your fellow students when you do want some company.

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: buffettologie on February 07, 2009, 06:05:47 PM
Just some info:

I live in University housing and I really like it. If you want to be surrounded by all of your classmates its probably not the way to go - most of my neighbors are divinity students - but we have a really nice apartment (much nicer/larger than Regents) and pay like half the price (795/mo). That said, if you don't have any pets you should request a building on the more northern side of HP. You can't walk to the school like I can, but you'll be closer to the gym, the restaurants/bars, and to all your fellow students when you do want some company.

Just my two cents.


Let me just say that you definitely can walk to school if you live on the northern end of HP. From my place on 51st to the Law School takes about 20-25 minutes, but it's a nice/easy walk straight up Woodlawn. I highly recommend it when the weather is nice.

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: seatochitown on February 08, 2009, 06:40:48 AM
I live about a thirty-minute walk from the law school and walk all the time. I usually avoid the minus wind chill days, but even then, it can be done. I prefer walking in the cold to waiting for the bus in the cold. Anyway, when it's actually *nice* out, it's time to break out the bike.

And just to reiterate, there are university housing pets-OK buildings all over Hyde Park, including... looks like around 6... on the north side of Hyde Park. Look for the paw print: http://reo.uchicago.edu/gradhousing-list.shtml

OK, back to this obnoxious memo. If you catch me posting again today, please yell at me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on February 08, 2009, 11:38:43 AM
I LIVE IN NEW GRAD.  IT'S THE BEST.

(Sorry about the caps.  It's just underrated, so I have to catch your attention.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: treefity350 on February 09, 2009, 12:57:48 PM
I live about a thirty-minute walk from the law school and walk all the time. I usually avoid the minus wind chill days, but even then, it can be done. I prefer walking in the cold to waiting for the bus in the cold. Anyway, when it's actually *nice* out, it's time to break out the bike.

And just to reiterate, there are university housing pets-OK buildings all over Hyde Park, including... looks like around 6... on the north side of Hyde Park. Look for the paw print: http://reo.uchicago.edu/gradhousing-list.shtml

OK, back to this obnoxious memo. If you catch me posting again today, please yell at me.

This is correct. I was mistaken because I was only offered and apartment on the north side and when I asked about the possibility of moving to a different building told that there weren't any others available - but that probably had more to do with the time that I moved up.

Even more reason to like university housing.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ShadWhitmore on February 19, 2009, 09:36:03 AM
So I heard Levmore is stepping down... How do you think that will affect the law school? Will the school hire internally, or will they look for a big-name lateral?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: nerfco on February 19, 2009, 03:17:55 PM
INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOMS!

The trick is to only take 6:10pm seminars.

But seriously, I have no idea what will change given a new dean.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ShadWhitmore on March 17, 2009, 04:17:55 PM
when do 0Ls get their schedules? civpro and elements are first semester, right? does everyone have torts and property, or does it differ? thanks...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on March 17, 2009, 04:32:32 PM
when do 0Ls get their schedules? civpro and elements are first semester, right? does everyone have torts and property, or does it differ? thanks...

You'll get your schedule when you find out your section.  This will be a few weeks before the quarter begins, so expect to know in late August.

CivPro I and Elements are the first quarter exams, but there are two additional classes, Torts and Property.  The latter sometimes differ from year to year.  I know that the 2010 class had Crim and Property for the first quarter.

Everyone has the same classes, but the sections are different.  You may have Property with Helmholz while a classmate has it with Fennell.

Let me know if you want any outlines or other advice!  :)  I'm always happy to help.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ShadWhitmore on March 18, 2009, 08:22:18 AM
Evidently (but do not quote me on this?) the lineup of classes changed as compared to last year. They might change the distribution across quarters around from year to year.

Any idea what classes will be first semester? Is this info available on the school's website?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: nerfco on March 18, 2009, 08:50:44 AM
Any idea what classes will be first semester? Is this info available on the school's website?

Your first quarter exams will almost definitely be Civ Pro and Elements. The other two core classes will extend into the next quarter, and which two they are varies a little.

You'll also have a legal research and writing class, but won't have to do anything graded for it first quarter.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: annonymous on March 18, 2009, 02:49:53 PM
And no, there's no way to know right now whether your other two first quarter classes will be Torts, Property, Crim, or Contracts.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on March 18, 2009, 03:14:04 PM
And no, there's no way to know right now whether your other two first quarter classes will be Torts, Property, Crim, or Contracts.

It shouldn't matter.  I would hope to avoid the Crim/anything combo, though.  I liked having Torts and Property together because of the Calabresi article.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ShadWhitmore on March 18, 2009, 06:16:50 PM
Thanks for the replies. Other than Chicago students, LSD seems pretty much dead. I think TLS will finally triumph once all the current Chicago students graduate...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on March 26, 2009, 05:02:57 PM
In what areas of Hyde Park is it OK to assume that parking on the street won't be a nightmare (spaces available, etc.), and in what areas is it absolutely essential that your building provide parking?  I won't need a car obviously if I'm living in Hyde Park but my fiance may have to commute downtown at odd hours daily.


Also is there any grad student housing (not Regents) known for its grand kitchens?  I really, really want a good kitchen.  Needs to be one of the ones that allows pets.  I'm kind of leery of applying for University housing because I want to be able to specify so many little aspects.  Sight unseen makes me very nervous.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: buffettologie on March 26, 2009, 05:28:38 PM
In what areas of Hyde Park is it OK to assume that parking on the street won't be a nightmare (spaces available, etc.), and in what areas is it absolutely essential that your building provide parking?  I won't need a car obviously if I'm living in Hyde Park but my fiance may have to commute downtown at odd hours daily.


Also is there any grad student housing (not Regents) known for its grand kitchens?  I really, really want a good kitchen.  Needs to be one of the ones that allows pets.  I'm kind of leery of applying for University housing because I want to be able to specify so many little aspects.  Sight unseen makes me very nervous.


University housing is great, but most of it is slightly older so I doubt you'll find any "grand" kitchens here (at least not in my building). However, the one huge benefit of university housing is the ability to get a parking spot in a lot right near your building. I pay $45/month instead of the $150/month that the Regents folks pay, so it's definitely cheaper (and I have a 3BR for ~$1250/month).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on March 26, 2009, 06:42:41 PM
Is it possible to still get the law school discount rate at Regents with a cat?  Also, I'm not willing to declaw him.  If I'm going to be isolated anyway in a different tower I might as well try to find a townhouse.  How much do you pay for electric and gas?  Heat is capped at $65 max?  What's the air conditioning situation?

Do any of you know anyone who lived in a townhouse?  How'd they get it?

Muchas gracias.  You all are so helpful.  I'm as certain as I can be that I'll be there next year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on March 26, 2009, 09:21:49 PM
I have no idea.  Bosco is LSD's resident Regents resident.  You should PM him.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: sillyberry on March 26, 2009, 10:54:33 PM
Is it possible to still get the law school discount rate at Regents with a cat?  Also, I'm not willing to declaw him.  If I'm going to be isolated anyway in a different tower I might as well try to find a townhouse.  How much do you pay for electric and gas?  Heat is capped at $65 max?  What's the air conditioning situation?

Do any of you know anyone who lived in a townhouse?  How'd they get it?

Muchas gracias.  You all are so helpful.  I'm as certain as I can be that I'll be there next year.

I live with my two cats in a very nice condo I found on craigslist.  It's located near Thai Row at 55th and Cornell.  My place has a parking spot in the alley as well as pretty easy street parking.

I like living away from things, but it's definitely less constant bonding with your classmates (if you're into that sort of thing).  I might pay a bit more than other people, but I'm a bit of a homebody and need to be happy in my living space.

Feel free to PM me if you want specifics.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on March 27, 2009, 04:19:28 PM
OK I emailed the people at Regents and got the answers to all my questions.  I conferred with my better half and he required no convincing, although he is disappointed he won't be able to watch Say Yes To The Dress in HDTV and we're hoping the building gets wired for HD before he moves out here next summer.  My cat is excited to try to eat spiders through a pane of glass for hours on end.

I cook.  So does he, only BETTER.  And I bake.  It's kind of like a friendly survival skill since I won't know a single person in Chicago.

So now... Which 1br/1bath unit styles do you recommend?  North vs. South tower?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on March 27, 2009, 06:14:16 PM
My friend lives in a one bedroom in the North tower, and likes it well enough.  I don't think you can go wrong, either way. 

Are you coming to ASW?  You should ask around, then.  I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but I live in New Grad, the best dormitory in Hyde Park.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on March 27, 2009, 06:36:27 PM
Really?  Most of the 1Ls I know live in the South tower.  Maybe it's different for your class.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: pehaigllleises on March 30, 2009, 06:53:24 AM
Thanks, it's good to know it's the luck of the draw between the two towers anyway.  You can walk between the two without going outside, right?  I'm not going to get to come to ASW because I decided that being on the beach in the Dominican Republic that week is better than being in Chicago.  ;D  I came out to visit the school in January and loved it, but it was too cold to tour housing.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: wkjr on April 01, 2009, 08:38:39 PM
asw starts tomorrow - so can some current students weigh in on which class to sit in on?

contracts with shahar

international human rights with ginsburg

comparative constitutional law with dixon
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on April 01, 2009, 08:44:28 PM
asw starts tomorrow - so can some current students weigh in on which class to sit in on?

contracts with shahar

international human rights with ginsburg

comparative constitutional law with dixon

The last two will probably NOT be representative 1L classes, or even law school classes. 

Contracts with Shahar would be fine, but he doesn't do much Socratic.  If you can avoid the beaten path, I would sit in on Cox's Civil Procedure class at 2:45, room III.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: wkjr on April 01, 2009, 08:48:33 PM
^^ thanks - i haven't seen what i imagine a strict socratic class might be at any asw yet - do they exist?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on April 01, 2009, 08:53:00 PM
^^ thanks - i haven't seen what i imagine a strict socratic class might be at any asw yet - do they exist?

They do.  Helmholz had one.  The problem is that they tend to keep them away from prospective students, because it's tough to watch. 

Out of my current classes, I would say that Cox (Civil Procedure) and Baird (Contracts) have the strongest Socratic.

Are you sitting in on a lunch?  I'm always happy to talk to prospectives who read this website -- yes, in person.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: wkjr on April 01, 2009, 09:01:40 PM
yup - there's a lunch on friday - i think they have us down for 12-1:30 or something like that
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: nerfco on April 01, 2009, 09:05:32 PM
All those classes sound pretty bleh to me. But then, they're all morning classes. And possibly Friday classes. And aside from 1Ls and those making huge blunders, nobody takes Friday classes.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on April 01, 2009, 09:07:58 PM
All those classes sound pretty bleh to me. But then, they're all morning classes. And possibly Friday classes. And aside from 1Ls and those making huge blunders, nobody takes Friday classes.

Ditto.  I'm a 1L who hasn't had Friday classes since Gersen's Torts back in Nov.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on April 02, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
Contracts with Shahar would be fine, but he doesn't do much Socratic.  If you can avoid the beaten path, I would sit in on Cox's Civil Procedure class at 2:45, room III.

Cox's class is today, not Friday.

Those eagle eyes for detail must have served you well on Strahi's exam.